Isolation

  • Published: Saturday, 07 September 2019 23:08

Isolation

Isolation can be devastating. It prevents someone who is battered/abused from accessing support or resources. In addition, batterers through abusive tactics will turn family and friends against their partner. Has your partner ever:

  • started fights whenever you want to go out or spend time with friends
  • put your family/friends down
  • made you feel guilty when you spend time away from him/her
  • although it is not said directly, you always feel like you must ask before going out
  • refused to care for the children as you are preparing to leave
  • made you account for every moment of the time you are gone — who you are with, where you went, who you saw, what you did, etc.
  • made you late for work so many times, you lose your job
  • accused you of having affairs
  • monitor your use of the car
  • taken the phone or car keys when he/she leaves
  • locked you in a room when he/she leaves